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[UPDATE] ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference - Ecological Encounters: Agency, Identity, Interactions, 2013. Deadline: Mar 31, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:57am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland) and the University of Surrey

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI)
Biennial Conference, University of Surrey, 29-31 August 2013

Ecological Encounters: Agency, Identity, Interactions

Confirmed keynotes:

Mike Hulme (University of East Anglia)
Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University)
Catriona Sandilands (York University, Canada)

Call for Papers

Eighteenth-Century English Literature Session

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:54am
Rocky Mountain MLA (RMMLA)

We would like to announce a call for papers for the Eighteenth-Century English Literature session(s) that will be held at the 2013 RMMLA Convention in Vancouver, WA from October 10-12.

Call for papers from 20th Feb.2013 to end of April 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:52am
The Department of English and Literatures of English Expression of the Higher Teacher Training College of the University of Maroua in Cameroon invites papers for the inaugural issue of Springs to be published in June 2013

Springs is an international peer-reviewed journal. It features theoretical and analytical research articles that focus on various aspects of English Language studies and the various genres of literature. It captures and addresses research problems with methods and critical insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines.Accepted papers will be published after the peer-review process.
original unpublished works are equally invited in the following areas:
-Aspects of English language/ English language teaching
-English literature
-Postcolonial literature
-Linguistics: applied/ general/ eco
-Critical theories
- African/ American studies
- Gender studies
- Immigrant literature

Film Panel -- SCMLA, New Orleans, LA - Oct. 3-5, 2013: "Masking and Unmasking the Subject."

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:39am
Kristopher Mecholsky

We invite presentation abstracts on all aspects of film that relate to the 2013 South Central Modern Language Association conference theme "Masking and Unmasking the Subject." Please send abstracts of around 500 words (or complete papers) to the session chair by the end of March 31, 2013.

Chair: Dr. Kristopher Mecholsky, Louisiana State University

May 31, 2013
Deadline for New Orleans 2013 conference participants to become members of SCMLA

August 31, 2013
Deadline for registration for New Orleans 2013 conference


Melville and Matter, MLA, January 9-12, 2014, Chicago

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:21am
Timothy Marr/ Melville Society

The Melville Society is seeking paper proposals for its panel at the Modern Language Association conference in Chicago from January 9-12, 2014. The panel focuses on the topic of "Melville and Matter" and seeks readings of Melville's writing in the light of what has been called the "new materialism" and the "new vitalism". Melville often grounds his thinking in physical, chemical, organic, and geological processes open both to dynamic interpretation by scientific studies of his own age and current theories of immanence, emergence, networks, and assemblage in our own. For example, Melville often materialized philosophy in vital substances such as blubber, oxygen, sap, and sperm and in refined essences such as ink, attar, musk, and ambergris.

Time and Temporality in European Modernism

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 3:28am

****DEADLINE EXTENDED (15 March 2013)****

Time and Temporality in European Modernism and the Avant-Gardes (1900-1950), 16-18 September 2013
full name / name of organization:
contact email:

This three-day conference aims to canvass the breadth and depth of the issues of time and temporality in European modernist writing and classic avant-garde literature.

Call for Submissions (deadline May 31, 2013): Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:33am
Writer's Bloc Literary Magazine

Submission deadline: May 31, 2013

Writer's Bloc is the only literary magazine at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Published once a year, it accepts poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, one-act plays, interviews, essays and art/photography from the student body, faculty, and staff of TAMUK, and from writers around the nation and the world. Send us your best unpublished work by May 31, 2013! You can email submissions to:

or submit to MSC 162 Fore Hall 110, 700 University Blvd. Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas 78363. If your work gets accepted, we will ask you to submit your work electronically.

Food Writing On the Rise: Turning Student Loaves Into Gourmet Rolls, Revised 1st Edition

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:32pm
Lyndsey Lefebvre, Adjunct Professor

Food Writing On The Rise: Turning Student Loaves Into Gourmet Rolls is an activity based textbook that focuses on learning to write for academia using the lens of food to construct essays. This text is currently slated for a revised edition, and is seeking submissions for inclusion into the textbook - geared for Developmental Writing to Critical Thinking:

*Assignment Prompts
*Academic style articles
*Advice and Suggestions for students
*Reviews of textbooks or food films
*Creative Writing Activities

For consideration, please send an 250 word abstract and short bio by March 15th, 2013.

Final drafts forms will be due by April 30th.

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2013 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:18pm
Lyndsey Lefebvre - Pacific And Ancient Modern Language Association

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association – November 1-3rd at Bahia Resort Hotel, in San Diego, California.

The power of current food journalists, such as Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, have influenced the quest for Americans to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

This panel seeks to understand food authors and how they are connected and influence American cultural standards, which are often disconnected from mainstream food ideals. Possible paper topics are not limited to:

MLA 2014: Asian American Literature Panels

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 5:38pm
MLA Asian American Literature Division

The Asian American Literature Division is organizing the following panels for MLA 2014 in Chicago. Send proposals to the emails indicated for each panel.

Asian Americans and the Undead
Considerations of the undead (including but not limited to zombies, vampires, ghosts) in relation to Asian American cultural production or subject formation. 250 word abstract 2 page CV by 8 March 2013; Julia Lee (

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due April 15, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 4:44pm
PAMLA—Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association


This special session welcomes submissions that deploy comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. This session is particularly intended for those papers that are not easily categorized within one specific ethnic subfield because the analysis attempts to read texts or artifacts across ethnicities in the service of a pan-ethnic American studies.

[Reminder Deadline: Feb. 25, 2013] CFP - Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities May 3-5

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 4:44pm
Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture

Call for Papers (Deadline: Feb. 25, 2013)

Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 3-5, 2013

The digital humanities explores how emerging digital forms of scholarly inquiry and new ways to assess and to organize knowledge transform the creative and critical methods humanities scholars use to approach their objects of study. Thoughtful in play, interdisciplinary in engagement, utopian in spirit, transformational in intent, digital humanists "imagine new couplings and scalings that are facilitated both by new models of research practice and by the availability of new tools and technologies" (The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0).